Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 8:29 pm
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2014. There are 319 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The shameful and unprovoked assault on the editor of this paper by a mob led by Maj. J.M. Beardsley is arousing deep indignation throughout the city and county.
1889 -- 125 years ago: M. Lee Galt was elected president of the Illini Club.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Adelphic Literary Society of Augustana College joined the Illinois Association of Literary Societies.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Six Carbon Cliff homes are under quarantine because of smallpox, and some of them have more than one patient ill with the disease.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Brotherhood Week begins tomorrow. Launching the weeklong observance will be a Day of Brotherhood program at 3 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Speaker will be Charles L. Smith, professor of Old Testament at Drake Divinity School, Des Moines, Iowa.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island-Milan School Board on Tuesday voted to sell the abandoned Franklin Junior High School for $500 to a group of local churches that hopes to use the building for adult and youth programs.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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